Linda Mae Hathaway

January 9, 1942 ~ February 17, 2018 (age 76)

Linda Mae Hathaway of Grace Village Retirement Community in Winona Lake, Indiana and formerly a long time resident of rural Claypool, Indiana...passed away at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Grace Village Health Care at the age of 76.

She was born on January 9, 1942 in Goshen, Indiana to Charles Walker Smoker and Mary Kathryn (Kline) Smoker.  On June 1, 1960 she was married to Perry Ray Hathaway, who survives.

Linda was a resident of Kosciusko County, Indiana for the past 68 years where she was a 1960 graduate of Leesburg High School.  After her marriage, she moved to the family farm in rural Claypool and resided there until 2017 when they moved to Winona Lake, Indiana.  She was actively involved in the Kosciusko County Fair and 4-H leadership for many years.  Linda was a member of the Extension Homemakers for over 50 years.  She enjoyed baking, gardening, needle work…but most of all she especially enjoyed her family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 57 years, Perry Ray Hathaway (Winona Lake, Indiana); two sons:  Donald (wife Harriet) Hathaway (North Manchester, Indiana); Douglas Hathaway (Claypool, Indiana); and three daughters:  Darlene (husband John) Lash (Mentone, Indiana); Diane (husband Lee) Kenyon (Wimberley, Texas); and Dorothy (husband Stephen) Miller (Osceola, Indiana).  Also surviving are sixteen grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; two brothers:  Robert (wife Helen) Smoker (Leesburg, Indiana); Roger (wife Jane) Smoker (Warsaw, Indiana); and her sister:  Debra (husband Salah) Smoker-Ali (Virginia).  She was preceded in death by her parents, and her sister, Jean Kistler who passed away in 2013.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana.

Her funeral service will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home and officiated by Chaplain Bryan Benjamin.  Burial will follow with a graveside service at Graceland Cemetery in Claypool, Indiana.

Memorial donations may be directed to Mary and Jerry’s Helping Hands, 10274 W.  600 S., Mentone, Indiana  46539; or to Kosciusko County 4-H, 202 W. Main Street, Warsaw, Indiana  46580 and would be appreciated by the family. 

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